Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat

September 30 - October 3, 2021

Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat​


They’re service members, family members, caregivers, and so much more. We’re celebrating women who give their all, so they can turn their dreams into reality.

The PVA Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat (formerly WE Served) is an all-expenses-paid retreat that focuses on the holistic well-being of women veterans with disabilities. This immersive and outcomes-driven experience – limited to just 40 attendees – will empower these women to navigate the unique challenges of their everyday lives … and flourish.


Participants will enjoy four days of learning and community-building in an inclusive and supportive environment. PVA will assemble a line-up of experts and thought leaders to present education on topics including:

  • Benefits of Volunteering
  • Comprehensive Wellness
  • Education as a Path Forward
  • Food Is Fuel
  • PVA's Employment Program

  • Stress Management: Change, Coping, and Adaptation
  • Take Charge! Healthcare Decision Making
  • Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Future

Women veterans with disabilities will leave this event with the information and tools they need to be UnstoppABLE at home, at work, and in life.

Women Veterans Empowerment Seminar​

Thank you for participating in our Women Veterans Empowerment Seminar. If you missed any of the sessions you can watch the recordings below and find materials in the Online Event Guide.

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Managing Stress

Harnessing the Power of the Arts

Adapting Physical Activity

Recognizing & Using Your Resilience

The Battle for Balance

Healthy body Healthy Mind
Click to view on YouTube




  • VA’s From Science to Practice literature series includes “Suicide Among Women Veterans: Risk Factors Associated With Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being” and “How Women’s Reproductive Cycles and Sexual Health Affect Their Suicide Risk” to help health care providers better understand unique suicide risks for women Veterans.

  • VA’s Make the Connection enables viewers to filter for stories based on condition, gender, service era, and other categories. One video features Yasmeen, a woman Veteran who experienced depression and self-harm after her service. Through counseling at VA, Yasmeen has learned ways to cope and move forward. Hear her story here.

  • VA’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) “Here for Her” highlights how women and women Veterans are often there for others, so it is important that others be there for them. Video and radio formats are available for you to download from the Veterans Crisis Line website. 

  • Unfortunately, both women and men can experience sexual assault or sexual harassment during their service, which is also called military sexual trauma (MST). Let Veterans who experienced MST know they are not alone by sharing recovery-related resources and information. For example, VA offers free care for mental and physical health conditions related to MST with expansive eligibility. Share this infographic for women and refer Veterans in your community to https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp.